West Virginia opens the door to teaching intelligent design
In 2005, then–U.S. District Court Judge John Jones ruled that intelligent design (ID)—the idea that life is too complex to have evolved without nudging from supernatural forces—cannot be taught in public school biology courses because it is not a scientific theory. This month, the West Virginia legislature found a workaround, and passed a bill that doesn’t name ID but will nevertheless allow public school teachers there to discuss it in the classroom. The bill, which the state’s governor is expected to sign before the end of the month, is the latest example of what evolution educator at the University of Au...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 18, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Most Exciting New Advances in Managing COPD
The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, or GOLD, is the world’s preeminent COPD research and advocacy organization. Founded in 1997 in collaboration with the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization, one of GOLD’s stated aims is to “improve prevention and treatment of this lung disease.” In its 2023 global strategy report, GOLD changed its definition of COPD—which many in the profession viewed as overdue. Specifically, the new definition emphasized the heterogeneity of COPD in terms of its underlying drivers and long-term disease course. [ti...
Source: TIME: Health - March 18, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized freelance Source Type: news

Dare to ask! A model for teaching nursing students about identifying and responding to violence against women and domestic violence - Okenwa Emegwa L, Paillard-Borg S, Wallin Lundell I, St ålberg A, Åling M, Ahlenius G, Eriksson H.
The role of nurses in identifying and responding to family violence and violence against women has long been established. However, nurses' readiness to fully assume this role remains low due to various barriers and the sensitive nature of the subject. As p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Changes in substance use among adolescents before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in Guatemala - Monzon J, Barnoya J, Mus S, Davila G, Vida ña-Perez D, Thrasher JF.
OBJECTIVES: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 16(th), schools had to be closed in Guatemala and went to online teaching. We sought to analyze the change in substance use among high school students in Guatemala associated with the lockdown. MET... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

NewsGuard launches suite of AI anti-misinfo tools
The Scoop A fact-checking outlet is trying to teach artificial intelligence not to unwittingly spread fake pictures, videos, and other hoaxes about Joe Biden and Donald Trump in the leadup to the 2024 election. In an announcement first shared with Semafor, NewsGuard said this month it is rolling…#scoop #donaldtrump #newsguard #gordoncrovitz #bing #viewfromrightfact #kenpaxton #dailywire #federalist #statedepartment (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 17, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The eclipse gives astronomy clubs an opportunity to shine
From Texas to Maine, they're teaching people how to enjoy the spectacle safely. Some will hand out glasses or answer questions at events. Others plan to take their own advice — and get outta town.(Image credit: Frederic J. Brown) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 16, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Neuman Source Type: news

Clinico-epidemiological profile and outcome of snakebite patients presented to a teaching institute - a descriptive retrospective review - Kumar SM, Shreekrishna HK, Singi Y.
INTRODUCTION: Snakebites are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in India despite availability of anti-snake venom and the absence of a large number of highly venomous snakes. This may be attributed to treatment seeking behaviour of the populati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Three-dimensional modeling in anatomy-tool or terror? - Alexander SM, Pogson-Morowitz KB, Johnson CS.
Three-dimensional (3D) modeling is a recent, innovative approach to teaching anatomy. There is little literature, however, to suggest how 3D modeling is best used to teach students and whether or not students can gain the same level of understanding as the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Weekend podcast: teacher Michael Donkor on coming out to his pupils; finding love via small ads; and are bad habits your fault?
Should you blame yourself for your bad habits? (1m53s); author and teacher, Michael Donkor, on the dilemma of whether to come out to his pupils (7m50s); and missed connections: four extraordinary stories of couples who found love via small ads (26m05s)Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 16, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Hosted by Savannah Ayoade-Greaves; written by Sophie McBain, Michael Donkor, and Amelia Tait; narrated by Laura Shavin and Arun Blair-Mangat; produced by Rachel Porter; executive producer was Ellie Bury. Tags: Life and style Teaching Sexuality Race Schools Psychology Dating Relationships Craigslist Source Type: news

University of Cincinnati's Meriden McGraw preaches, practices mindfulness
In her 20s, Meriden McGraw was hit by a car while training for a 100-mile bike ride and spent three months in a wheelchair. Mindfulness techniques helped her through the struggle and led to her to teaches courses at the University of Cincinnati on bringing the practice into the workplace. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 15, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bryn Mooth Source Type: news

Groups aim to standardize nuclear medicine imaging of CV infections
Eleven medical associations have released guidance on the use of PET/CT and SPECT/CT for patients with cardiovascular (CV) infections. The recommendations could improve patient care, as current clinical tools are often insufficient in complicated cases, noted lead author of the guidance Jamieson Bourque, MD, of the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville. The document was published jointly March 11 in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, Clinical Infectious Diseases, the Heart Rhythm Journal, and JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. “The stakes are high with cardiovascular infection because the incidence is incr...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 15, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Tags: Molecular Imaging Source Type: news

Men psychology researchers can ’t seem to remember their women colleagues
Although men psychologists are aware of the work of their women peers, they don’t recall them off the top of their head, a new study suggests. Rudzhan Nagiev/istock.com adapted by C. Smith/ Science When asked who is an expert in their field, men psychology researchers name significantly fewer women than their women colleagues do, a new study found. The results, reflecting men’s implicit bias, help explain why women are less likely than men to receive citations to their work or to be invited to speak at meetings and apply for jobs—even as more than 70% of Ph.D.s in the field were aw...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 14, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

‘We’re hurting.’ Trans scientists call for recognition and support from research community
Twenty-four scientists from around the globe—all of whom either identify as trans or have trans family members—have an urgent message for the scientific community: Sexual and gender minorities in science fields face various systemic barriers, and all members of the research community must strive to address them , the group writes today in Cell . “It will be tempting for people with prejudices—unexamined or not—toward trans people to dismiss this piece as ‘woke,’” says author Fátima Sancheznieto (she/her/ella), a biomedical and social scientist at the University of Wisconsin...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 14, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

SpaceX Mega Rocket Test Flight Ends With Loss of Spacecraft
SpaceX’s mega rocket blasted off on another test flight Thursday and made it farther than two previous attempts, but the spacecraft was lost as it descended back to Earth. The company said it lost contact with the spacecraft as it neared its goal, a splashdown in the Indian Ocean, about an hour after liftoff from the southern tip of Texas near the Mexican border. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Two test flights last year both ended in explosions minutes after liftoff. Starship, the biggest and most powerful rocket ever built, headed out over the Gulf of Mexico after launch Thursday. Minutes lat...
Source: TIME: Science - March 14, 2024 Category: Science Authors: MARCIA DUNN / AP Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

Paul Alexander, Polio Patient With Iron Lung and Positive Outlook, Dies at 78
DALLAS — Confined to an iron lung after contracting polio as a child, Paul Alexander managed to train himself to breathe on his own for part of the day, earned a law degree, wrote a book about his life, built a big following on social media and inspired people around the globe with his positive outlook. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Alexander died Monday at the age of 78 at a Dallas hospital, said Daniel Spinks, a longtime friend. He said Alexander had recently been hospitalized after being diagnosed with COVID-19 but he did not know the cause of death. Read More: To Fight COVID-19, Ford Is Plan...
Source: TIME: Health - March 14, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Stengle / AP Tags: Uncategorized News Desk overnight wire Source Type: news